We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“special dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laurus

Laurus
Nova Cesta 12A | Hr-51410 Volosko, Opatija, Croatia
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 46 Restaurants in Opatija
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Croatian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The restaurant is is part of Villa Kapetanovic which is listed on TA
boston
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“special dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What a treat this turned out to be—up in the hills from Volosko/Opatjia. A little hard to find if you’re not staying at the hotel it's a part of, as the fork in the road isn’t particularly well marked until you’re on it. It was well worth it though, delicious, modern and creative food on a lovely balcony overlooking the sea. Great service too, a little slow at times, but we didn’t really mind. It was a little cool in May up there, but we managed, not wanting to sacrifice the setting by being inside. We opted for the four-course menu, which was just perfect. Everything was beautifully presented and it was well worth the price, which granted, wasn't cheap. Croatian wine, as all along the coast was really excellent and we opted for glasses, rather than a bottle, so we could sample more than one. There wasn't one we found disappointing.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

77 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    47
    23
    7
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hod Hasharon, Israel
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

fish was superb, also the wine recommended by the waiter..service i good and the view from he balcony !!

Visited May 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Berkeley, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Compare to San Francisco's finest and enjoy at half the price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

May 14, 2014 -We just finished divine meals at Laurus and feel so fortunate to be staying here. The view can't be beaten and the food matched it. The organic red wines were to die for and she doesn't even drink red wine generally. The fresh-baked breads and the complimentary starter as well as the local olive oils partnered wonderfully with our soup. It's asparagus season and the soup with was a tasty deviation from the standard cream of asparagus soup. Delicious but not grassy or heavy and no stringy bits. He had an amazing fish with local cheese and veggies (yes, you read it correctly--cheese) that she nearly fought him for. And who ever wants more veggies but these are worth seconds. She took the homemade pasta with scampi and black truffles and wished she could eat it AND his fish. Then a dessert sampler and coffees and all that was half what you would pay in SF, London, Madrid, etc. Don't tell anyone about this place! And the service was also spot on! Never mind all that 18 Euro dinner talk from tour group rates in 2013. You still will be pleased if you have this quality and quantity of food and four glasses of wine for about $50 per person and not ordering the 4 or 7 course dinners.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rome, Italy
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“One of the best in Istria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is by far one of the better "modern" restaurants in Istria. The setting is spectacular with views of Kvarner Bay. It is located slightly outside Opatija and one must get there by car unless one stays at the hotel affiliated with restuarant. The menu is varied and the wine list extensive. The pasta was very tasty and cooked just right, which is difficult to find when eating outside of Italy. The seafood was very fresh, tasty, artfully prepared and presented. The price may have been slightly higher than other restaurants in Opatija but was worth it considering the level of quality and service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant although pricey for non-hotel-guests?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

They offered a great deal for hotel guests – at Eur 18 each for a meal, otherwise the menu appears on the pricey side. However, I couldn’t fault the quality of the food, the service or the local wine. They did cram all the guests into a small area at the back of the restaurant – citing reservations – although none of the ‘reserved’ tables were occupied while we ate there.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Laurus also viewed

Opatija, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
Opatija, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
 
Opatija, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
Opatija, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
 

Been to Laurus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Laurus, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.